Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nothing To Lose

This is a story i culled from a forward.

Bill Gates organized an enormous session to recruit a new chairman for Microsoft Europe. Five thousand candidates assembled in a large room.Bill Gates thanked all the candidates for coming and ask those who do not know Java program to leave. Two thousand candidates left the room. Ayodele the Nigerian man says to himself,"I do not know java but i have nothing to lose if i stay, I'll give it a try"

Bill Gates asked the candidates who never had experience of managing more than 100 people to leave. Two thousand left the room, Ayodele says to himself, "i've never managed anybody before but i have nothing to lose if i stay,what can happen to me?" so he stays, then Bill Gates asked the candidates who do not have a management diploma to leave. Ayodele said to himself, "i left school at 15 but still, what do i have to lose?" so he stays in the room.

Lastly, Bill Gates asked the candidates who do not speak Serb-Croatian to leave. 498 candidates left the room and Ayodele says to himself "I have no idea what Serb-Croatian is but what do i have to lose" so he stays and eventually he finds himself with one other candidate, every one else had left the room

Bill Gates joined them and said apparently you are the only two candidates who speak Serb-Croatian so i'd like to hear you have a conversation together in that language.

Calmly, Ayodele turns to the other candidate and says "Wahala dey o!" the other candidate answers "Oga na wa o"

Bill Gates: "You are both hired"

Lesson: You lose nothing by trying